U.S. Democrat Anthony Weiner has announced he is resigning from Congress, succumbing to intense political pressure following a scandal in which he sent lewd photos and explicit messages to a number of women.
Weiner’s announcement, made at a news conference in his home district of New York on Thursday, was met by several jeers in a room packed with reporters and at least one heckler.
The 46-year-old politician apologized once again for the embarrassment his “personal mistakes” had caused, adding that he had hoped to continue working for his constituents.
“I make this apology to my neighbours and my constituents, but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma,” Weiner said.
I’m still baffled at how people could send stuff like this via their cell phones. Anyway, check out the full story here.